List of books I've Read Recently:

Database Connection Constants (ONLINE SERVER) Jul'23 The Word: How We Translate the Bible―and Why It Matters by John Barton (2023)
 {  "Throughout history, reception to the Bible has been influenced by the translation."  }

Apr'23 The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg (2023)
"A single barrel of oil - about 42 gallons - can do about the same amount of work as a man labouring for 25,000 hours."
"They keep living like there is no tomorrow."
"There are currently around 1.4 billion motor vehicles in the world."
"In no way can we expect that we as individuals should compensate for the wrongdoings of governments, media, multinational corporations and billionaires."
"Face the emergency. Admit failure."
"our emissions - We have decades of past emissions to compensate for."
"the climate and sustainability crisis"
"Tell it like it is"

Feb'23 Tuzo:  the unlikely revolutionary of plate tectonics by Nick Eyles (2022)
 {  Canadian geoscientist -- 500 million years ago  }

Jan'23 Love is my Vocation: The Story of The Sisters of St. Ann in British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon by Sisters of St. Ann (1960)
 {  1858 - 1958  }

Dec'22 The Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan (2022)
 {  Essays on 66 songs.    playlist   interview  }

Dec'22 Dangerous Rhythms:  Jazz and the Underworld by T. J. English (2022)
 {  "Whatever you say, say nothing"  [Seamus Heaney]  }

Oct'22 Like a Rolling Stone:  A Memoir by Jann S. Wenner (2022)
 {   whew  }

Aug'22 Canadian Spy Story:  Irish Revolutionaries and the Secret Police -Part One & Part Two by David A Wilson (2022)
 {  Irish nationalism in Canada  }

Aug'22 The Wolfpack:  The Millennial Mobsters Who Brought Chaos and the Cartels to the Canadian Underworld by Peter Edwards & Luis Horacio Najera (2021)

Jun'22 This Is Assisted Dying:  A Doctor's Story of Empowering Patients at the End of Life by Stefanie Green, MD (2022)
 {  Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), set in Victoria BC,  I'm not sure.  }

Apr'22 The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson (2020)
 {  "We can't imagine the suffering of people of the future, so not much gets done on their behalf... narcissism."  }

Mar'22 Speed & Scale:  An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now by John Doerr (2021)
 {  "Fight or Flight? flight is not an option- we cannot outrun global warming - we're
      going to have to fight this one out with every weapon we can muster."
      "fairy tales of eternal economic growth" [Greta Thunberg]  }

Feb'22 What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad (2021)
 {  "And yet there's an emptiness, something missing."  }

Feb'22 The Nature of Canada by Colin M. Coates & Graeme Wynn (2019)
 {  "Diseases remind us that national boundaries are often of little significance for environmental forces" ['Nature We Cannot See' (2019)]
    "Ecological sense does not come easily to moderns and postmoderns" [quote by forest scientist Stan Rowe in 'Advocates and Activists'  }

Nov'21 Renegades:  Born in the USA by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen (2021)
 {  Conversation #6 - 'Wrestling with Ghosts'  }

Nov'21 Forever Young:  A Memoir by Hayley Mills (2021)

Nov'21 Indian School Days by Basil H. Johnston (1988)
 {  'Johnston has created a story that radiates compassion, humor, and hope.'  }

Aug'21 Qigong Meditation: Embryonic Breathing - Part I: Foundations by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (2003)

Apr'21 How to Avoid a Climate Disaster:  The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates (2021)

Apr'21 The New Climate War:  The Fight to Take Back Our Planet by Michael E. Mann (2021)
 {  "the climate crisis"  }

Mar'21 Brother Robert:  Growing Up with Robert Johnson by Annye C Anderson and Preston Lauterbach (2020)
 {  The life and afterlife of bluesman Robert Johnson (1911-1938) as told by his nonagenarian stepsister.  }

Mar'21 A Promised Land by Barack Obama (2020)
 {  A mighty fine book.  }

Feb'21 Becoming (audiobook) by Michelle Obama (2018)
 {  Michelle Obama's autobiography - read by her  }

Jan'21 To Speak for the Trees: My Life's Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest by Diana Beresford-Kroeger (2019)
 {  biodiversity, “mother” trees, ...  }

Dec'20 The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson (2020)
 {  "On Winston Churchill's first day as the UK Prime Minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium."  }

Oct'20 Calico Joe by John Grisham (2012)
 {  A novel  }

Jul'20 The Archipelago of Hope: Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate Change by Gleb Raygorodetsky (2017)
 {  "What makes Indigenous communities uniquely valuable in the global quest for climate change solutions is that they are where the traditional practices & understanding of nature meet modern technology & scientific insights."  }

Apr'20 This Is All a Dream We Dreamed by Blair Jackson & David Gans (2015)
 {  An oral history of the Grateful Dead  }

Feb'20 Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna (2019)
 {  An intense graphic novel about a family living in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge Reign [1975-1979]  }

Nov'19 Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande (2014)

Sep'19 Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances) by Denise Donlon (2016)
 {  Denise Donlon is a Canadian business executive, television producer, author, public speaker, host, and member of the Order of Canada.  }

Jun'19 The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber (1905)
 {  A historical discussion, written in 1905, of the relationship between the ethics of ascetic Protestantism and the emergence of the spirit of modern Capitalism  }

May'19 Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (2011)
 {  Steve Jobs [Feb 24 1955 - Oct 5 2011]  }

Feb'19 City in colour: rediscovered stories of Victoria's multicultural past by May Q. Wong (2018)

Oct'18 Herbie Hancock: Possibilities by Herbie Hancock and Lisa Dickey (2014)
 {  "I'd finally figured out how to turn my obstacle into an opportunity, which opened up a whole new world of possibility."  }

Oct'18 Been So Long: My Life and Music by Jorma Kaukonen (2018)
 {  "Finns are a stoic lot."  }

Sep'18 Origin Story: A Big History of Everything by David Christian (2018)
 {  "What will the Earth look like in two thousand years?"  "Will human beings achieve a sustainable relationship with the biosphere?"  }

Aug'18 Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times by John Perry Barlow (2018)

Jul'18 Paul Simon: The Life by Robert Hilburn (2018)

Jul'18 The Life of Yogananda by Philip Goldberg (2018)
 {  Paramahansa Yogananda (5 January 1893 – 7 March 1952)  }

Jul'18 Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff by Michael Nesmith (2017)

Jul'18 The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A' Kempis (1427)

Jun'18 Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 by Ryan H. Walsh (2018)

May'18 From Lone Mountain by John Porcellino (2018)

May'18 The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer (2007)

May'18 All the Money in the World by John Pearson (2017)

Apr'18 The Confessions of Saint Augustine by St. Augustine of Hippo (400)

Mar'18 A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre (2017)

Feb'18 Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars by David Hepworth (2017)

Jan'18 Spy of the First Person by Sam Shepard (2017)

Jan'18 What Is It All but Luminous by Art Garfunkel (2017)

Jan'18 Seduced by Mrs. Robinson by Beverly Gray (2017)

Jan'18 Petty: The Biography by Warren Zanes (2015)

Dec'17 Tales from the Tao: The Wisdom of the Taoist Masters by Solala Towler (2017)

Dec'17 Understanding the Messages of Your Body by Jean-Pierre Barral (2007)

Dec'17 The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel (2017)

Oct'17 Lightfoot by Nicholas Jennings (2017)

Oct'17 Runnin' Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers by Tom Petty (2007)

Oct'17 The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wholleben (2015)

Sep'17 Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851)

Aug'17 Uncomfortably Happily by Yeon-Sik Hong (2017)

Aug'17 Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life by Scott M Marshall (2017)

May'17 The Jesus Sutras: Rediscovering the Lost Scolls of Taoist Christianity by Martin Palmer (2001)

Apr'17 William Lyon Mackenzie King: A life guided by the hand of destiny by Allan Levine (2011)

Mar'17 Weapons of Math Destruction: How big data increases inequality by Cathy O'Neil (2016)

Feb'17 George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door by Graeme Thomson (2015)